Thursday, April 24, 2008

Chemo Day is HERE

Actually it is tomorrow but it is 10:05 p.m. right now and I wanted to post. I will have a full day tomorrow. I have to be at the hospital at 5:30 a.m. and it is a 45 minute drive. I will be getting up at 4:00 a.m. so I can shower first. I will need something to wake me up at that hour. I will be getting my Porta-Cath put in. It is a catheter put under the skin and into the main artery so they can administer my chemo that way. The Adriamycin (the wicked chemo drug) can not be given in the vein and has to go through an artery and that's why I get to have the cath put in. They said it would take about 40 minutes to put that in. I will be put in a twilight sleep for it which means I will go to recovery until I wake up and drink something. Once that is all done then I have the drive back to my hometown to see my medical oncologist for an appt. and the chemo will start after that. The chemo is suppposed to drip for about 4 hours. It is going to be a long day. I have no idea how I will feel right afterwards. I just know they have told me how sick I am going to be feeling.
I just wanted to say that if you are a praying person....I can use some. For the others that don't pray just keep some positive thoughts. My worst fear is having to puke all the time. There is nothing worse. They have given me tons of medicine for nausea so I am hoping to keep that at bay. So is my hubby. He would always gag when the kids got sick when they were little. I can see him helping me...LOL I do have back-up plans if need be. I hope to post soon but I don't know.
Everyone have a great weekend! I can't belive the end of April is upon us.


Angela K said...

Rita, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope it will all go smoothly and hopefully you will not get too sick from this! Sending big HUGS to you!

mel4christ said...


I am lifting you up in prayer right now. I am so sorry you have to go through this. I pray that you will have as little discomfort as possible and that the Lord will give you strength and peace.

Blessings to you and yours,

Sonja said...

You have tons of friends praying for you. Stay positive and know, without doubt, that the Lord will see you through this.
Many Blessings

Sandy Knecht said...

Sending prayers your way that God shed his light on you with a speedy recovery. You might try ginger tea for naseau. They also come in capsules. Angel surround you.

Shazza said...

Hi Rita, hope it is going okay for you. You will be in my prayers and am sending positive thoughts your way.
Look forward to seeing you back blogging soon